Make Your Own Halloween DIY Trick or Treat Bags

My favorite holiday is coming up, and I cannot wait!! I absolutely love Halloween because it’s a time of year when you can be as creative as you want.  These midnight DIY trick or treat bags are easy to make and fun to decorate for kids of any age. I call them “midnight” because they require creating art on a black as night background. Or if you’re like me, you might find yourself crafting at the stroke of midnight to finish a project!

If you make your own, pretty please share them with Lady Lucas and OOLY on Instagram. We would LOVE to see what you come up with!

Finished DIY trick or treat bags for Halloween
Finished DIY Trick or Treat Bags for Halloween

Materials you will need for your DIY trick or treat bags:

Set of Mystery Metallics gel crayons with other art supplies
Set of Mystery Metallics gel crayons with other art supplies

Starting Your DIY Halloween Treat Bags

Select a black paper bag with handles to decorate. You can also staple black paper to a neutral colored bag for the same effect. I used some of the black sheets from The Paper Works Sketchbook, they are perforated and easily tear out. Then simply cut your paper to the size of your bag-front & back and staple or paste in place.

Two do it yourself black paper bags ready for crafting
Two do it yourself black paper bags ready for crafting

Decorating Your Halloween Treat Bag

Come up with a concept for your bag. Cute candies or a witch trick-or-treater are just two ideas – but the possibilities are endless! Glue the paper components to the bag first, and let them dry. Circles and other simple shapes work great as candies or pumpkins.

Black DIY trick or treat bag with witch and other Halloween decorations
Black DIY trick or treat bag with witch and other Halloween decorations

Now comes the fun part! Decorate your trick-or-treat bag using the metallic gel crayons and scented gel pens, which both work awesome on black paper. Draw some sparkly stars or maybe even a neon ghost (that’s an idea for you to try!).The final touch is my favorite – add some tiny stickers to complete your design. Small candies look cute in the witch’s  jack-o-lantern, or scattered on the background of your bag.

Black trick or treat bag with Mystery Metallics gel crayon and pastel gel pen art
Black trick or treat bag with Mystery Metallics gel crayon and pastel gel pen art

Don’t forget the back of the bag! This area is a great spot for adding words like, ‘Trick-or-Treat’ or ‘Boo’. You can even personalize it with your name!

Finished DIY trick or treat bags made with black paper and creative designs
Finished DIY trick or treat bags made with black paper and creative designs

Add More than Just Candy to Your Halloween Trick or Treat Bag

Fill your Midnight Trick-or-Treat Bags with lots of creative goodies. Candy doesn’t have to be the only thing! Halloween pencils, stickers, erasers, small toys or even a cute mask are all great ideas. The wild cat mask pictured here can be colored in and worn as part of your costume! It’s 3D and there are several amazing styles of masks to choose from the 3D Colorables line.

Homemade black trick or treat and 3D Colorables Mask from OOLY
Homemade black trick or treat and 3D Colorables Mask from OOLY

If you enjoyed this post, I’d love to invite you to check out my artworkblog and OOLY‘s awesome feed on Instagram for daily creative fun and inspiration! xo Lady Lucas